Report: Duke’s Sirk could be ready for start of practice

DURHAM, N.C. — Despite spending the offseason recovering from a torn Achilles tendon, Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk is preparing to be under center when the Blue Devils open the new season on Sept. 3 against N.C. Central.

Not only that, he told the Durham Herald-Sun he’s aiming toward being ready to work on the field when Duke opens practice for the new season on Aug. 8.

“My goal is to be back for fall camp and be doing most everything in camp,” Sirk said. “On Sept. 3, Lord willing, I’m going to get back out on the field and get to do what I want to do.”

That’s far ahead of the recovery schedule Sirk experienced in 2013 when he tore his left Achilles tendon. After having surgery on April 10, 2013, he was unable to play that fall.

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